PVMNTS - Better Days
Review by Shannon Shumaker
Los Angeles pop-punk trio PVMNTS have solidified their place in the scene with their energetic and timeless debut EP, Better Days. The release, which draws obvious influence from early 2000’s pop-punk, is brimming with emotion and energy from start to finish. Some songs will make you want to move while others will touch your heart, and combined, they make for a strong debut release.
Opening track, “Chemical Trails” is the perfect introduction to PVMNTS. For anyone who is hearing the band for the first time, this introspective and vulnerable (yet incredibly hard-hitting) track will hook you right away. From there, the band simply continues to build off of that energy with songs like, “Hit The Ground,” and the anthemic “Standing (On My Own Two Feet).” “Hit The Ground” stands out thanks to uplifting lyrical content and the back and forth vocals between Freddy Ramirez and Tyler Posey while “Standing (On My Own Two Feet)” promises listeners that they’re not alone in their struggles and encourages them to take control of their own lives. The most dynamic song on Better Days is definitely “White Walls,” which serves as the EP’s crescendo, becoming massive and even a bit aggressive before coming to a close with acoustic guitars and the hopeful line, “Now open the doors / Now on to better days.”
Better Days is short, so it unfortunately doesn’t give the band much room to branch out and experiment with different sounds, but it does an incredible job of really solidifying their sound. The EP is a fast-paced snapshot of PVMNTS, proving exactly what they’re capable of. It’s a taste test that cements their place in the pop-punk scene and will make fans excited for more, and with more room to grow on a future full-length, they’re sure to soar.
LISTEN TO: "Chemical Trails" or "White Walls"
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